Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard suspends two games after positive COVID-19 test | Football news

Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard will miss the team’s next two Premier League games after testing positive for COVID-19, the English club said on Saturday.
Gerrard, 41, who joined the club last month, will miss both Sunday’s home game against Chelsea and Tuesday’s trip to Leeds United while in isolation.
Former Liverpool and England captain Gerrard has led Villa to four wins in six league games since taking over as coach after Dean Smith was sacked.
Villa is 10th in the league with 22 points after 17 games.
“Aston Villa can confirm that head coach Steven Gerrard will not be able to play our next two Premier League games with Chelsea and Leeds United as he isolates himself after testing positive for COVID-19,” the newspaper said Association declaration.

Villa’s home league game against Burnley last week has been postponed about two hours before kick-off due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.
A record of 90 new COVID-19 cases was seen in Premier League players and staff over the past week, while 13 games have so far been postponed due to the virus.
The UK reported a record 122,186 new daily COVID-19 cases on Friday as it battles a surge in infections fueled by the Omicron variant.